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A Message From The Year 5 Team - 14th April 2020

Hello Year 5,

We are sorry we didn't get the chance to see you all in the last week of school and so we are so very grateful to be able to send you this message. We hope that you are all happy, healthy and enjoying what ever activities you are getting up to at home. How many of you were able to see the International Space Station in the night sky at the end of March? What a way to finish our Year 5 Space topic! While we were looking up in the night sky, it made us think of you and the wonderful adventures of Armstrong. In these times when we are not at school, it is great to have so many lovely memories of you all from our year so far. 

We are still chatting about all things Year 5 and wondering what amazing things you are doing to keep yourselves busy. It has been fantastic to see some of your smiling faces on the ELAN and Mendip Green pages showing us what you are getting up to at home.

Make sure you take care of yourselves and your families. Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all soon. 


The Year 5 Team

Class 16

Hello Class 16. 

I am so happy to be sending a message to you, as I did not get the chance to see everyone in the last week of school. I miss teaching you so much, and am looking forward to seeing you all again. When I am not in school, I am spending time lots of time with my daughter to keep her busy. We have been reading books, doing schoolwork, playing Just Dance and she has even been teaching me some of her hip-hop dances (I am not very good but it makes us both laugh).

Please stay safe and enjoy this extra time with everyone at home.


See you soon,

Miss Smith.

Class 17

Hi Class 17. 

We are missing seeing you all every day. We are sure you are keeping yourselves busy and that you have been making memories with your families. Hopefully you have been able to enjoy the sunshine, go for walks and ride bikes and play as much as you want. It's been lovely seeing some of you at school the last few weeks, especially trying to teach us dances and beating us at board games. How many more of you have also played new games or learnt a new dance during your time away from school?

When we aren't at school, we've been with our little families in the garden, reading stories and playing endless games. 

We can't wait to see you back at Mendip Green soon. 


Take care and stay safe.

Mrs Horwood and Mrs Parkins

Class 18

Hi Class 18. I am definitely missing you all and hoping we will all be back together soon! Bumblebee has been keeping me company at home - she’s just beginning to explore outside and keeps trying to escape through the cat flap at midnight! I think she’s a little fed up of having me at home to be honest!

I‘m looking forward to seeing you all back in Class 18. In the meantime, make sure you’re looking after yourselves and those around you.


See you soon,

Miss Winter

Term 4 - 27th February 2020

Year 5 are extremely excited by their new text ‘Armstrong’.  We are investigating the development of space travel especially the exploration of the moon.  This line of enquiry complements our current science topic where we are learning about the phases of the moon. 

Despite the wet weather, the children who took part in their first Bikeability session were enthusiastic and eager to share their experiences with their class.  The other children who have signed up are very much looking forward to their turn. 

ROLE MODELS: Matthew L, Harry O, Bradley, Archie O, Jess C, Sharna, Richard, Gracie L, Alex, Lucy

Term 3 - 16th January 2020

Year 5 have returned very excited about our new Topic 'Into the Unknown'. We have already started exploring the solar system and the children are very keen, posing challenging questions for us to explore and discover the unknown. We are currently using our scientific knowledge in our English writing, compiling non-fiction reports about planets. We look forward to sharing more of our learning throughout this term.

ROLE MODELS: Chloe, Harrison B, Harrison A, Leilani, Mali, Sam P, Taylor, Hollie A, Barnaby, Emilia 

Term 2 - 28th November 2019

Year 5 have enjoyed completing their own versions of ‘The Sea-Wolf’ to complete our English unit of work on ‘Beowulf.’  The children have been very imaginative in their stories and have selected some fantastic vocabulary choices to complement the Anglo-Saxon period.  To accompany our current Geography focus on mountains, our English learning has now taken the focus of biography writing as we look at the lives and achievements of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.  Please ask the children why we have chosen to study the lives of these two inspirational individuals.  

ROLE MODELS: Oliver S, Tilly, Oscar W, Kieran, Will, Kellie, Stanley, Honey, Max G, Samuel W, Carter, Barnaby, Charleigh, Grace, Zac 

Term 2 - 14th November 2019

Year 5 have returned to school very enthusiastic about our new learning on the Vikings. The children are very excited to learn about the Viking longships and some children have already started to research them at home. We have looked at the book 'Maths Curse' this week as part of the school maths week. The children have had an amazing time solving mathematical problems that present themselves in everyday life. Be sure to ask them how many M&Ms it would take to make a 4,000km line!

ROLE MODELS: Hollie, Alex, Jacob, Kyla, Shauna, Oscar E 

Term 1 - 22nd October 2019

Year 5 have enjoyed continuing learning about Anglo Saxons through their ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic.  They are currently writing their own version of ‘Beowulf’ which they are thoroughly enjoying.  It has been fantastic to see their enthusiasm and creativity reflected in their stories.  Next term we look forward to exploring the Viking period as the next stage of our ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic.

ROLE MODELS: Hetty, Archie H, Jessica W, Dylan, Oliver M, Gracie, Rhiannon S, Matthew, Feenix, Sharna, Mia, Jess C, Alfie, Zac, Barnaby, Emilia, Euan, Colby 

Term 1 - 10th October 2019

Year 5 are continuing to enjoy our ‘Invade and Conquer’ topic, looking closely at the structure of daily life, and how Britain was organised into the 7 Kingdoms during Anglo-Saxon times. We are continuing our work on the story of ‘Beowulf,’ where we have looked in-depth at the two main characters Beowulf and Grendel. We are looking forward to writing our own stories about overcoming the monster in the next few weeks. 

Term 1 - 26th September 2019

Year 5 have had a very exciting week to begin our 'Invade and Conquer' topic. We have been lucky enough to borrow a handling box from Weston Museum containing lots of replica artefacts for the children to explore. It has ignited many lines of enquiry within the children that we hope to pursue during our exploration of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. A small group of Year 5 children have also started their visits to Acer House as part of this year's intergenerational project with Alive. The children had an amazing time and came back to school very excited about their future sessions. Their behaviour was impeccable and they were great ambassadors for our school. We look forward to bringing you more updates as this project continues.

Term 1 - 12th September 2019

We have had an exciting start to the year. The children in Class 17 have begun their swimming lessons at Hutton Moor and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone for supplying us with plastic and cardboard. The children are really excited to complete our Dragon Art Project following our work on the Polish tale, ‘The Dragon of Krakow.’ Over the next few weeks, we look forward to starting our first topic 'Invade and Conquer', studying The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and mountains.